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Texas AM never trails in hammering SMU

Field Level Media
01 Dec 2022, 13:40 GMT+10

Henry Coleman III scored 23 points and Texas AM never trailed in an 83-64 home victory against SMU on Wednesday night in College Station, Texas.

Wade Taylor IV had 13 points and 9 assists, Julius Marble added 10 points, and Tyrece Radford chipped in with nine points and six rebounds for the Aggies (5-2), who earned a third straight victory.

Coleman shot 10 of 18 and grabbed five rebounds for Texas AM, which led by as many as 24 points late in the second half.

Zhuric Phelps scored 23 points, including 5-of-11 shooting from 3-point territory, to lead the Mustangs (3-4).

Texas AM outscored SMU 48-18 in the paint and 13-0 in fast-break points, and committed just nine turnovers. The Mustangs committed 19 turnovers that led to 24 Aggies points.

SMU cut a nine-point halftime deficit to 52-47 on Samuell Williamson's three-point play at 13:29.

Texas AM then scored the next eight points to build its largest lead to that point, 60-47 with 11:25 to go. Andersson Garcia's put-back basket, Taylor's layup, and Manny Obaseki's turnaround jumper and two free throws fueled the run.

That spurt began a 15-2 run that opened up a 67-49 Aggies' advantage with 8:50 on the clock. The Mustangs never got closer than 16 points after that.

The Aggies led by as many as 12 points while building a 45-36 halftime lead.

Coleman's 11 points paced a balanced attack that included eight different Texas AM scorers in the first half. The Aggies shot 48 percent (15 of 31) and outscored the Mustangs in the paint 24-12 during the first 20 minutes.

Texas AM scored 15 first-half points off 11 SMU turnovers and committed only five turnovers.

Phelps scored 17 first-half points for SMU, which outrebounded Texas AM 20-17, including 8-5 on the offensive boards.

--Field Level Media

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